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This is a Super Tuscan through and through. The heavy blending of Sangiovese with Cabernet and Merlot gives this wine plenty of Tuscan character that is simply bolstered and elevated by the presence of Bordeaux's top varieties. Il Palagione is able to produce some truly exceptional fruit, and it is proudly showcased in this well-aged wine.
All three of the grapes that are present in this blend are famed for their exceptional age-ability and have proven themselves yet again together here. After nearly 20 years since harvest, this wine has only blossomed into the beautiful and ready-to-drink bottle that it is today.
Age aside, this impressive depth and complexity are why these wine releases have been called “gorgeous wine” by Antonio Galloni, and why Wine Advocate has praised their “concentrated palate, round texture, and significant depth.” As with most wines of this age, the cork has become very delicate and is likely to tear if opened with anything other than an Ah-so or a Durand.
The Il Palagione estate has been a small farmstead that was originally founded at the end of the 16th century. With over 400 years of continuous farming in this location, the family has stuck to using classic organic farming practices that translate into exceptional products.
After a nice, long cellar rest this wine has elevated to new heights and is bound to entice as you investigate every twist and fascinating turn this wine has to offer.
Aging: 24 Months in Barrels
Tasting Notes: Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. With over a decade and a half of aging, this wine is full of ripe berry fruits, leather with notes of tobacco and cedarwood. The palate is soft and approachable and still shows plenty of life.
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